American Culture

StudioTulsa
1:12 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Notes on the Vast, Diligent, and Undervalued Workforce Comprising "Hidden America"

Aired on Wednesday, October 3rd.

Our guest is Jeanne Marie Laskas, the director of the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh. She's also an acclaimed and accomplished journalist whose writing has appeared in GQ, The Washington Post Magazine, Smithsonian, and Esquire, among other publications.

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StudioTulsa
10:04 am
Wed October 3, 2012

A Chat with the Veteran Actor / Director / Producer / Writer Bob Balaban

Aired on Tuesday, October 2nd.

He's a familiar and award-winning Hollywood actor, as well as an acclaimed director and producer. He's also (who knew?) a highly successful children's book author. Our guest on ST is Bob Balaban, who tells us about his newest book, "The Creature from the Seventh Grade: Boy or Beast" (Penguin Young Readers Group). In this funny, tween-friendly tale, we meet Charlie Drinkwater, a middle-school kid who's probably among the least popular --- and least noticed --- boys in his class.

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StudioTulsa
12:24 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Economics, Electoral Politics, and Elevated Real Estate Values: A Chat with Matthew Yglesias

Aired on Tuesday, September 25th.

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak by phone with Matthew Yglesias, one of the nation's most widely-read political bloggers and columnists. Yglesias is a business and economics correspondent for Slate in Washington, DC, where he writes the Moneybox blog. He was previously a fellow at the Center for American Progress, an associate editor at The Atlantic, and a staff writer for the American Prospect.

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StudioTulsa
6:21 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

The History of American Homelessness: A Chat with Jeffrey Olivet of the Center for Social Innovation

Aired on Thursday, September 20th.

The 2012 National Zarrow Mental Health Symposium and Mental Health America Annual Conference is a joint collaboration between the Mental Health Association in Tulsa and Mental Health America. It began here in Tulsa yesterday (the 19th) and concludes tomorrow (the 21st); it's happening downtown, at the Tulsa Convention Center, and this year's conference/symposium is entitled "From Housing to Recovery." Our guest on today's edition of ST is Jeffrey Olivet, who's the CEO of the Center for Social Innovation in Needham, Massachusetts (which is near Boston).

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StudioTulsa
1:06 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

The Eugenics Movement in America: "Science, Nature, and the Myths of the Kallikaks"

Aired on Wednesday, September 19th.

Our guest on this edition of ST is Dr. Michael L. Wehmeyer, a Professor of Special Education and Director of the Center on Developmental Disabilities at Kansas University. He's published more than 25 books and 250 scholarly articles and book chapters on topics related to special education, understanding intellectual disability, eugenics, and self-determination --- and he is the co-author of a new book, "Good Blood, Bad Blood: Science, Nature, and the Myth of the Kallikaks." A former Tulsan and University of Tulsa graduate, Dr.

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StudioTulsa
6:33 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Kurt Andersen, Bestselling Author and Host of Public Radio's Studio 360, Reflects on His New Novel

Aired on Monday, September 17th.

Today we speak by phone with Kurt Anderson, the widely acclaimed writer whose novels include "Heyday" and "Turn of the Century," among other books. Andersen writes for television, film, and the stage, contributes to Vanity Fair, and hosts the PRI program Studio 360 (which is heard every Thursday at 8pm on Public Radio 89.5-1 KWGS).

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StudioTulsa
3:31 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

"Intimate Life in Market Times"

Aired on Monday, September 10th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak by phone with the widely acclaimed author Arlie Russell Hochschild. Her most recent book is "The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times." It's a readable and engaging --- and sometimes rather unsettling --- exploration of how, in so many different ways, the market enters (and profoundly alters) contemporary American life, particularly in this Internet Age.

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StudioTulsa
3:43 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

"Sacred Discourse and American Nationality"

Aired on Tuesday, September 4th.

Last week, the GOP held its National Convention. This week, the Democratic Party will have its turn. And with the presidential campaign now in full gear, American politics --- and the two-party system at the heart of those politics --- is now, more or less, on just about everyone's mind.

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StudioTulsa
3:22 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Liza Mundy Details a Major Cultural Shift: Women as Primary Breadwinners (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Monday, September 3rd: Labor Day.

(Note: This edition of ST first aired back in April.) A century ago, women could not own property or vote. Today, women are the primary wage earners in about 40% of American households, and are poised to be a majority within twenty years if current trends continue. Washington Post staff writer Liza Mundy calls it "The Big Flip" and examines this huge cultural shift and its impact on gender roles, relationships, and social dynamics.

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StudioTulsa
5:28 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Connecting the Dots from Amateurism to the American Character (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Thursday, August 30th.

(Please note that this show first aired back in May.) What do we mean when we call someone an "amateur"? What are we saying? As it happens, there are many answers to this question. On this edition of ST, we speak with Jack Hitt, a contributing editor to The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and public radio’s This American Life.

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